Asian American Studies (AAS) is an interdisciplinary field that examines the history, arts, culture, and life experiences of people of Asian descent in the United States, ranging from recent immigrants to seventh- or eighth-generation Americans. [ Read more... ]

2018 Fall Course Offerings

News : Events


  • Dr. Karen Inouye was promoted to Associate Professor, American Studies & appointed Chair of American Studies
  • Dr. Joel Wong promoted to Full Professor, Counseling Psychology & appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology for academic year 2018/2019
  • Graduate students Anna Cabe, Giselle Cunanan, Bix Gabriel, Stephanie Kung, Shelley Rao received the AAST Research/Creative Activity/Travel Award
  • Doctoral Candidate, Jordan Lynton, is the recipient of the Ida B. Wells Fellowship; Coordinating Council of Women in History; Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
  • Doctoral Candidate, Mai Thai, was awarded the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
  • Undergraduate Student, Yi Li is the AAST Essay Competition for her paper "Content Analysis of Asian American Suicide-Related Outcomes (2012-2017)"


  • Tuesday, October 25, Time TBD
    Asian Culture Center, 807 East 10th Street
    Debra Dean Kang poetry reading (Over a Cup of Tea series)
  • Friday, October 12, 1:45-2:45p
    Indiana Memorial Union, Georgian Room
    Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar, Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, Pennsylvania State University School of Law
    "Building Community Through Compassion Around Immigration Policy"
  • Wednesday, September 19, 4:00-5:00p
    College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI)
    1211 East Atwater Avenue
    Book Launch Celebration
    Authors: Dr. Cynthia Wu (AAST/RMI/GNDR), Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort (AAST Graduate Advisory Board, GNDR)
  • Friday, August 24, 6:00-8:00p
    The Fell Building, 415 W. 4th Street
    Welcome Back Party co-hosted by CRRES, AAST, LATS, NAIS, RMI, AAADS


In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, AAST is co-curating with the Asian Culture Center and IU Cinema the Movement: Asian/Pacific America film series at the IU Cinema.

MELE MURALS (2016 Documentary)
Monday, April 2, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

MOTHERLAND (2017 Documentary)
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

GOOK (2017 Drama)
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m.